It may be no surprise to you that more and more Employers are using social media websites to recruit new workers to their businesses. A recent survey demonstrated that 94% of recruiters use social media professional websites such as Linkedin.
What is Linkedin?:
Linkedin is a business-oriented social network service launched in May 2003, predominantly used for social networking. In October 2015, it had been reported that there were over 400 million users.
Why Should You Use Linkedin?:
It is a great tool for people looking for work and also Employers looking for staff and is used as a great Head Hunting tool. It is the go –to talent pool for a number of people and the better you can present yourself as an individual, the better and more appealing your profile will present itself to employers.
1. Ensure that your name is Searchable
Some People may have a maiden name or even a nickname or shortened name that is more commonly used. To ensure people know who you are, you should use this next to your professional name to ensure potential recruiters do find you.
2. Ensure you create a professional headline
One thing to be aware of is that this actual headline actually auto fills, but if you are looking for work, it is work changing this to a headline related to the type of work you are looking for. This is one of the few things people will see first so it is important to make this really catchy and appealing to your intentions.
3. Location, Location, Location
If you write a small suburban town as your location, recruiters will tend to assume ( although this may not actually be the case) that you are not willing to travel outside of the suburban town that you live in. It may even be worth stating the city as the largest city you are willing to commute to, keeping your options open.
4. Highlight What Stands You Out From the Rest
Compare yourself to another worker from your place of work, but without actually including their name or responsibilities. You can simply list your achievements and roles and responsibilities, which stand out and also quantify your successes that makes them stand apart from the basics of their job description using numbers and percentages.
To be original, it is critical in this section, this is your time and opportunity to shine! Always try to relate the words you use to ‘real’ results, using active language to stipulate your competence.
5. Cleverly Arrange your Top 10 Skills
What do you want to be best known for? List the skill in the order that you want to find most appealing.
6. Ask others for recommendations.
To help you stand out from the rest, it is most definitely valuable to contact past and present managers and colleagues to endorse your skills as well as writing a recommendation to verify your high quality skill set and ability. These presented on your Linkedin page will set you apart from the rest of your competitor’s and you will be in more demand than ever!
Linkedin is a superb tool for those looking for work, but only when the content is of a high quality and used effectively. The above tips should leave you on to your dream job!
All Force Labour Solutions is a leading civil and construction recruitment specialist agency in Perth. Are you looking for exceptional workers? Are you looking for a short term or long term job? Then please head to our website at www.allforcelaboursolutions.com.au for further information to register for work or request workers.